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cardan joint

(ˈkɑːdæn)
n
(General Engineering) engineering a type of universal joint in a shaft that enables it to rotate when out of alignment
[C20: named after Geronimo Cardan (1501–76), Italian mathematician]
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Transmission with cardan joints and non-linear gearbox elements generates vibrations caused by spinning motion of transmission.
Tenders are invited for (A) Double Acting Socket Wrench Handles (B) Torque Multipliers(C) Wrenched For Socket Device With Cardan Joints And Two Extensions
Propshafts--can incorporate Cardan joints, flexible couplings or a range of high-speed constant velocity joints, connected by steel, aluminium or composite tubes.
The high quality actuators and the backlash-free cardan joints enhance both the repeatability and the positioning performance of the new hexapod.
The tripod pneumatic manipulator consists of a supporting structure, fixed base, moving platform, prismatic joints (P-joints)--three servo-pneumatic axes, Cardan joints (U-joints) and rotary joints (R-joints).
In a case study of grinding cardan joints with vitrified aluminum oxide wheels, dresser life increased nearly nine times with the use of the CVD material.